PHOTOS: More Cameroonian Soldiers Join Military Operation In N/E
Counter-terrorism operations in northeast Nigeria is getting hotter and Boko Haram members are on the run.
The gains made over the terrorists in the past two weeks must be sustained, so says the Nigerian Army.
More Cameroonian soldiers are joining the force in the northeast and border between their country and Nigeria to boost counter-terrorism operations.
They want to make sure members of Boko Haram that are fleeing the region do not leave more destruction behind.
Troops arrived in Gowa, Borno State, on Sunday and were inducted by the Theatre commander operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas.
Welcoming the troops into the theatre of operation, the Theatre Commander asked them to exhibit discipline and professionalism in the discharge of their assigned tasks and duties.
“Be courageous and display aggression towards the insurgents during operations,” Major General Nicholas told them.
One thing he wants from troops is obedience to instructions from their commanders and he emphasised that their compliance with these instructions would facilitate the decisive defeat of the insurgents.
The Theatre Commander was accompanied by the leader of the Cameroonian Defence Forces delegation Brigadier General Djonkeb Frederick and the General Officer Commanding 7 Division Major General Ibrahim Yusuf.
Others are the Chief of Staff Headquarters, Theatre Command, Brigadier General IL Akinlawon and other senior military officers from both countries.
A statement by the spokesman for the operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said Major General Nicholas along with the senior officers also inspected the equipment of the newly inducted Cameroonian troops.
The troops and their equipment were subsequently handed over to the General Officer Commanding 7 Division who is also the Commander Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole.